When Worlds Collide

June 19th A planetary conjunction is underway with Jupiter, upper left, and Venus on a visual collision course through the night sky. Venus is 56 million miles from Earth, and Jupiter is 10… Continue reading

Not Forgotten

This past Memorial Day weekend I visited one of the largest remembrance events in the area, Not Forgotten held at a Manteca, California park.   The event featured a visit by the traveling… Continue reading

Catching up

I have had a pause on my time on the trail, life gets in the way of things some times and now all the dust has settled it’s time to get back on… Continue reading

Cascade

Of all the places I hike each year one holds a special place in my heart for its beauty and peacefulness. Tucked into the base of the Santa Cruz mountain range a small… Continue reading

True colors

I can remember a time when the fluid movement of color in a photograph didn’t interest me. Sitting in a lecture in my junior college photography class I scoffed at the idea of… Continue reading

Daybreak

I had planned earlier this year for a series of visits to the Isenberg sandhill crane reserve outside Lodi but work and life kept me away. I managed to find time for one last… Continue reading

Touch down

Every year I make a trip to a small wetlands outside of Lodi to watch migrating sandhill cranes make their evening arrival to the small field by the side of the road. With… Continue reading

Season of change

Cool evenings, old mornings and a tinge of color on the trees around town mark a change in the season. Autumn is upon us, the time has slipped away some how and I… Continue reading

Raging bull

Once a year I have an assignment that seems to take me across the seas to a different country. Tucked into a corner of a parking lot off a downtown street men enter… Continue reading

The rockets red glare

One of the disadvantages of being a journalist is you end up working a lot of holidays.  This Fourth of July Found me at the local high school watching city fireworks show which… Continue reading